B.Sc. Forensic Science with a Year in Industry (Hons)

In Canterbury

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    Bachelor's degree

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The School of Physical Sciences from the University of Kent offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes with some programmes offering opportunities to study abroad and in industry. Forensic science is a high-profile subject in the UK. It has received a lot of new investment for expansion since the well-publicised miscarriages of justice in the 1970s. As a result, scientific liaison officers have been appointed by the police service and the knowledge and communication gap between the scientists and the police at a crime scene has narrowed




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Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Skills for Forensic Scientists
  • Introduction to Ballistics
  • Chemical Skills For Forensic Scientists
  • Molecules Matter & Energy
  • Fundamental Chemistry for Physical Scientists and Bioscientists
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Drug Chemistry

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Chemical Identification Techniques
  • Forensic Physical Methods
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
  • Digital Forensics
  • Numerical, Statistical and Analytical Skills
  • Firearms & Ballistics
  • Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
Year in industry

You have the opportunity to spend a year in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We give advice and guidance on finding a placement. Please note that acceptance onto the course is not a guarantee of a placement. The responsibility of finding a placement is on the student, with help and support from the department. If you cannot find a placement, you will be required to change your registration for the equivalent BSc programme without the Year in Industry option.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Law of Evidence for Forensic Scientists
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Forensic Expert Witness Skills
  • Forensic Science Project
  • DNA Analysis & Interpretation
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science Industrial Placement

B.Sc. Forensic Science with a Year in Industry (Hons)

Price on request